Farmer Profile

Clayton Ramsey

Clayton Ramsey

 Orange NSW 2800, Australia
 New South Wales
West NSW
 Gardener and Landscaper
 Farmhand (Mixed broadacre/grazing), Banker, Film and Television Grip, Retail, Turf Farmhand
 10-15 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Sheep 4
  • Beef 4
  • Specialty Crops 4
  • Broad Acre Cropping 4
  • Other livestock 2
  • Market garden 1
  • Chickens 1
  • Dairy 1
  • Goats 1
  • Viticulture 1
  • Other Farming Preferences: I am particularly interested in promoting soil health and the creation of a sustainable farm system with low input cropping and intelligent, sensitive grazing in the same system.

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Business Management 4
  • Livestock Mustering 4
  • Machinery Operation 4
  • Human Resources 3
  • Marketing 3
  • Sales 3
  • Book Keeping 3
  • Planning 3
  • Fencing 3
  • Cropping 3
  • Animal Husbandry 3
  • Agronomy 2
  • Accounting 2
  • Orcharding 1
  • Other Farming Skills: I have studied Holistic Management, organic farming and soil science enthusiastically in my own time.

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Regenerative 4
  • Grass fed 4
  • Biodynamic 3
  • Urban 2
  • Conventional 2
  • Organic 2
  • Permaculture 2
  • Other Farming Methods: Cover cropping, Green manure, minimum chemical input. I am also open to building huge worm farms to supplement inputs.

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Equity
  • Share Farm
  • Vendor Finance

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

I grew up in a farming family. I have studied under Brian Marshall, Ian Chapman and keenly watch low-chemical-input farmers around the world. I can build fences, run a woolshed, am comfortable with sheep husbandry and can operate and maintain machinery.

Why are you passionate about farming?

The planet and its inhabitants are at a crossroads. Small wins on small farms can spread quickly via social media. I want to be part of the solution. I am a soil geek and believe soil can play a huge part in atmospheric carbon sequestration.

Best days of being a farmer:

My dream farm is in Central or Central Western NSW. It grows wool and lamb and beef and has 100% groundcover 100% of the time. The best days are the days when my children learn a little bit more about how soil works and how the soil that we care for improves. I would get a real kick out of seeing crystal clear runoff leaving the farm after a huge storm, without damaging soil or infrastructure. Watching biodiversity and soil stability increase would be very satisfying.